News in brief – 6/23/11

Published 9:30 am Thursday, June 23, 2011

APD arrests one for child pornography, drugs

ASHLAND, Ky. — An Ashland man is in jail today after being arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of matter portraying a minor in a sexual performance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a statement from the Ashland Police Department, an APD undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation led officers to a computer that was sharing child pornography. The investigation eventually pointed to Brandon Howard, 22, who was found to be in possession of child pornography.

A search warrant was executed and detectives found a computer containing several movie files titled with language that suggested child exploitation and at least one of the files was confirmed as suspected child pornography.

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The search also revealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the suspect’s residence.

— By Teresa Moore

Windsor High School reunion held

The Windsor High School Class of 1961 held their 50th reunion recently.

They met at the Symmes Valley Alumni Banquet on Saturday night and the following day had a picnic at the residence of Jimmie and Joann Whitehead. Those attending the reunion were Joann (Finch) Whitehead, Jerry Hayes, Judy (Tackett) Thornton, Frances (Kipp) Burcham, Frances (Bradley) Lilly, Marilyn (Smith) Moss, Hurschel Harrison, Dunfee Ferris, Linda (Bailey) Cox, James Tagg, and special guests Dave and Ina Dunfee.

All had a great time reminiscing about the time spent on the hill in Windsor High School.

At the banquet it was sadly announced that 2012 or 2013 may be the last year for the Symmes Valley Alumni Banquet to be held due to funding and attendance. The alumni banquet is for Symmes Valley, Waterloo, Windsor, Mason and Aid graduates. All graduates are encouraged to attend.

Free camp finale performances Friday at PAC

ASHLAND, Ky. — There will be finale performances on the Paramount stage, Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The performances are free and open to the public and feature Beauty and the Beast Play, a Magic Show and a variety of performances as the finale to this week’s camps.

For more information call the box office at 606.324.3175.

West Virginia 5K set for weekend

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Runners and walkers have a chance to make a difference in the lives of River Cities residents on Saturday.

The third annual West Virginia 5K Championship Run/Walk, starts at 8 a.m. on Veterans Memorial Boulevard between Eighth and Ninth streets in downtown Huntington.

Pre-registration is $25 until pre-race packet pickup on Friday. Race day entry will be $30 from 6:45 a.m. until 7:50 a.m. at the stage in Pullman Square.

Volunteer opportunities are still available on race day.

“Volunteers are still needed to help with registration Saturday morning, as well assisting with street closures,” said Cassey Bowden, director resource development and marketing, United Way.